Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Joint Statement on the EU Working Time Directive

Joint Statement on the EU Working Time Directive

The undersigned Communist and Workers’ Parties welcome the mobilizations of the workers and the youth across Europe against the EU Working Time Directive and the respective report (Cercas Report) that are discussed in the European Parliament. This directive does not only aims to annihilate elementary workers’ rights but also pursues to deliver a blow to the organized class-based trade union movement.

We extend our solidarity and support to the struggles of the class-based trade unions that oppose the extension of the working hours up to 65 per week, vehemently reject the distinction of the working time in “active” and “inactive” as well as the further flexibilization of the industrial relations.

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Workers’ Party of Belgium

Communist Party of Britain

New Communist Party of Britain

Communist Party in Denmark

Communist Party of Finland

Communist Party of Greece

Communist Party of Ireland

Socialist Party of Latvia

Communist Party of Luxembourg

Communist Party of Poland

Portuguese Communist Party

New Communist Party of Yugoslavia

Communist Party of Spain

Communist Party of the Peoples of Spain

Communist Party of Sweden